Biamp (Booth 1-H140) today announced the launch of the PREZONE2 dual-zone stereo preamplifier and the P30DT 4.25-inch, two-way pendant loudspeaker, both designed for ease of use and exceptional music reproduction in retail and hospitality applications. The PREZONE2 empowers end users to intuitively control audio source selection and volume across two audio zones, while the P30DT adds even more design flexibility to Biamp’s already expansive loudspeaker catalog by providing designers and integrators with a smaller pendant loudspeaker ideal for venues where aesthetics and audio quality are of equal importance.
The PREZONE2 utilizes the straightforward user interface design introduced with Biamp’s PREZONE1, allowing end-users without expertise in professional audiovisual systems to control both the audio source and volume in two areas. End-users can also easily employ public address features like paging and emergency alerts. The PREZONE2’s front panel provides immediate feedback of operational status with push-button capability for source select and separate volume knobs for each zone. It also supports inputs for two microphones that can be mixed easily with one of four audio sources in each zone, while both zoned and all-call paging modes are supported.
For integrators, the rear panel inputs and outputs are intuitively laid out left to right in descending order of audio priority level, with individual controls for volume, gain, and EQ available for each priority level. Both RCA and Euroblock connectors are supported, and each output channel is equipped with an independent mono/stereo switch on the rear panel for added flexibility. In addition, the PREZONE2 serves a mobile-friendly web page that gives end users the same capabilities as the front panel of the device for audio source selection, volume control, and more. Its audio performance, ease of use, and versatile feature set make the PREZONE2 ideal for a variety of retail and hospitality applications.
Also announced is a new, smaller pendant loudspeaker, the P30DT. Biamp’s P30DT two-way pendant loudspeaker shares the design of its larger sibling, the P60DT, and utilizes the same drivers as the CM30DTD in-ceiling loudspeaker — a 4.25-inch woofer and 1-inch tweeter — resulting in matched acoustic characteristics and performance. Ideal for retail and hospitality environments, it offers the same superior full-range music reproduction as the rest of Biamp’s pendant family, and its wide coverage area allows for fewer loudspeakers while maintaining excellent speech intelligibility. The P30DT is equipped with a tuned bass reflex port for optimized low frequency performance and a unique overload protection feature for 24/7 failsafe operation. Available in black or white, the P30DT utilizes a multi-position switchable transformer for constant-voltage operation, making it an excellent choice for a wide range of background and foreground audio applications.
“Biamp is excited to announce the PREZONE2 dual-zone preamplifier as a natural extension of the very popular PREZONE1 single zone model,” said Joe Andrulis, Executive Vice President of Corporate Development at Biamp. “Two-zone applications are one of the fastest growing opportunities in the retail area for business owners who need to segment their audio by target audience or store layout. PREZONE2 makes this possible with a solution that’s as easy to use as their home stereo. Biamp designed PREZONE2 for the owner or employee rather than AV professional, and it pairs very well with the new P30DT pendant. Both products have several installer-friendly features that will make them favorites among integrators.”
The PREZONE2 is now shipping, and the P30DT will begin shipping in Q2 2020.
More information on Biamp’s full product portfolio is available at www.biamp.com.